You Need a Little Copper in Your Diet

June 28th, 2016 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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One of the two center frame cross fittings.

The New Dining Room Table.
All the components were given a coating of a patina inducing solution.

Here’s a better shot without the chairs. The 54” diameter glass top will easily seat six.
Rubber washers are placed between the glass top and legs. This creates a type of shock absorber between the copper and glass. The very top of each leg has a reducer fitting.

This “crossover” fitting added a cool detail to the legs.
Bottom of leg...T fitting.

Torch, solder, flux and a pipe cutter…that’s all the equipment youll need...and safety glasses. In this case you are playing with fire and bubbling molten solder.
     Concept Sketch (Leg Detail)

One of the two center frame cross fittings.

One of the two center frame "cross" fittings.

Photo: Jim Healy JunkArchitect (copyright 2010)

A box of scrap copper pipes and fittings becomes a more avant-garde approach to the typical Dining Room Table. After LOTS of measuring, cutting and soldering (and not one horrible cut or burn) my latest junk creation is complete.

 


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy-Junk Architect Factory (copyright 2010)
posted in: blog, member junk, vintage, tabletop, metal, furniture, glass, industrial, kitchen, dining room, table, brass-metallic, alternative, copper, jim healy, junk architect

Comments (51)

Dinantiques writes: Seriously one of the most unique and practical dining tables I have ever seen.

Bravo, Jim!

Dina
Posted: 10:38 am on June 5th
just_old_stuff writes: Wow...!!! It really is a masterpiece, Mr. Healy!

B Posted: 8:14 pm on November 22nd
DonnaG writes: The base looks perfect with the glass top and the antique chairs. Posted: 3:31 pm on July 16th
Junky_Jolie writes: Just beautiful! What an amazing dining room.

J_J

Posted: 9:27 am on November 3rd
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: This totally rocks! I'm off to email this to my welder/metal fanatic friend. VERY inspiring Jim! Oh what I would do with my own chop saw and welder!!! (and lessons on using both LOL)

Posted: 5:01 pm on July 11th
writes: So Jim,
I have this amazing vintage Canada Dry Art piece I'll trade you for that table...

:-) Jenny K Posted: 2:22 am on January 13th
JunkArchitect writes:

Thanks everyone for all your great feedback.

Jim
Junk Architect
Posted: 12:46 pm on January 12th
Recyclebin writes: You would go crazy if you saw the amount of copper pipes we salvage. Awesome, awesome table! Posted: 12:27 pm on January 11th
DylanH writes: Great work, Jim. Posted: 6:30 pm on January 10th
RichManJunkMan writes: Elegant project. You are showing your mastery here, and, making it look easy. Very impressive! Posted: 8:10 pm on January 9th
CottageElements writes: Jimbo, I have to get my two cents in here (though you have already had an impressive showing of comments)! This table is a most awesome piece! Wish you could only make me one! It's a truly first class piece of "junk", and I definitely mean that in a good way!

Lani Posted: 1:32 pm on January 9th
AtticusFinch writes: Jim, looks like you've been busy over this holiday season. What a masterpiece!

As always thanks for sharing your genius with us all.
Sheri Posted: 1:13 pm on January 9th
junkermidge writes: That turned out so cool! I've always wanted to try something like that, I'm a little leary of the blow torch. (Do you think I could get the same effect with PVC and the purple stuff -- hmmm, maybe not). Thanks for the inspiration. That table is beyond awesome.
Midge Posted: 12:34 pm on January 9th
greencolleen writes: so jim at the end of 2010 we will have to remember this project as one of the top ones for this yr. wow great job i have always like the verigris finish , i also have always looked forward to your projects ;). chairs also very cool Posted: 5:13 pm on January 8th
DesignTurnpike writes: Stunning! Posted: 4:22 pm on January 8th
StrangeCargo writes: Jim, the crossover legs give your table "life". Great job, cool mix of materials, patina, and skill. Thanks.

Ken
Posted: 10:42 am on January 8th
TrashyChick writes: THE COOLEST TABLE I'VE EVER SEEN!! I loves those chairs too.
TC Posted: 9:41 am on January 8th
fellowjunker writes: Hi Jim
Happy New Year! Love your funky table and it looks absolutely gorgeous in your home.
xojanis Posted: 12:47 pm on January 7th
NebraskaJunker writes: Jim, this is fabulous! Of course though all your creations are. I love the copper and the glass together. And the details like the curved piece on the legs. Awesome! Posted: 12:20 pm on January 7th
NDJunkGirl writes: Holy crap-ola! Oops...that just slipped out! This table and chairs make my mouth water! What junk lover wouldn't think this is the coolest table set like...ever?! :) Happy New Year to you Jim!

Andrea Posted: 10:00 pm on January 6th
piecesofthepast writes: Um...you're a genius! Posted: 9:46 pm on January 6th
plumberdaughter writes: Wow! one more time, this is great! I absolutely love it. I may have to dig through my dad's scrap plumbing pipes. Posted: 5:58 pm on January 6th
Cali_Junk writes: WOW! I go away for a couple of weeks and you come up with my favorite project ever! This is such a beautiful industrial/chic table. Posted: 4:00 pm on January 6th
54girl writes: What a fun table!! Love all your projects!! Super job!! Mary Posted: 2:50 pm on January 6th
georgiamoon writes: Well Jim, you've done it again...Blown us away with another totally fabulous project. I guess being stuck at home during the winter really pays off, if you have the time and talent to come up with such fantastic furniture! Every glimpse we get into your warm and inviting home, lets us know there is just one cool thing after another in there. What a beautiful and creative table you have come up with here...and a little birdie tells me that you know how to throw a fabulous dinner together to go on that table! What time should we all be there? I'm HUNGRY!! Georgia Posted: 12:43 pm on January 6th
suewhitney writes: Superb, Jimbo! Great project to kick off the new year.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:40 am on January 6th
MimiToria writes: Wow!!! Fabulous and oh, so wonderful. This is my all time favorite of your creations. Incredible.
Gretchen Posted: 9:19 am on January 6th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: JIM,
A beautiful table.Great job Jim; Beautiful project.
Have a great Newyear.Robert. Posted: 9:41 pm on January 5th
JACKSON4 writes: I LOVE this. Probably my favorite !!

Posted: 9:00 pm on January 5th
Prior writes: I didn't know for sure what verdigris finish was, but I am thinking if it is that great green patina on the chairs and copper I LOVE it!!!! Great work! Lezlee Posted: 7:27 pm on January 5th
DownHomeDIY writes: p.s. love the finish on your chairs. It looks so awesome with the patina of the copper legs.
~MB
Posted: 7:15 pm on January 5th
DownHomeDIY writes: ..."Torch, solder, flux and a pipe cutter…that’s all the equipment you'll need..." Ha! That's all you need!?!? How 'bout your mad skills and creative mind to go with it?!?! You've got skills my friend!
~MB

Posted: 7:14 pm on January 5th
chippingcharm writes: FANTASTIC way to ring in the new year!!! I'm speechless...Laurel Posted: 7:12 pm on January 5th
byabpryor writes: JIM?! You are off the chain. That is really cool!

Ang Posted: 6:22 pm on January 5th
TinTinJunkFan writes: This is so striking...love it...and even more so with the verdigris chairs... Posted: 3:24 pm on January 5th
itsnotjunk2me writes: All I can say is WOW...wow...wow!!! This is SO awesome! You're talent is very inspiring and yes I must agree with everyone...as I see it, you are the king of JunkProjects! ~judi Posted: 3:05 pm on January 5th
racers7 writes: I don't even know what to say...that is an AWESOME table! I hope your talents are making you a few dollars because I can't see you hiding that funky table!

Melody Posted: 1:30 pm on January 5th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Nice job! I love how you included the "crossover" fitting to the straight legs. It adds to the coolness factor.

And does this mean 2010 is your year for tables? Hope so!
Candy Posted: 1:13 pm on January 5th
sixsprouts writes: What a great table! Handsome even. The pictures have made me want to go grab some old chairs and paint. Gotta Go! Thanks, Jennifer Posted: 12:24 pm on January 5th
MakinItHappen writes: Beautiful! Love the verdigris finish. Posted: 12:07 pm on January 5th
suewannabeinkc writes: Jim, This is yet another fabulous project from the Junkmaster! Copper is such a pretty metal. I love the electic look of your table with your anitque chairs.

I'll bet you have the coolest house in town! And Kathy, ;-)forget WHAT'S for dinner; my question is WHEN's dinner?? Posted: 11:46 am on January 5th
ilovevintage writes: Wow...I like this look and what an amazing creative and artful design using 'scrap' items!! So inspiring...thanks. Posted: 11:15 am on January 5th
ninnarae writes: Beautiful! This is really quite special and oh, so usuable! I love the combination of the sleek glass and rustic copper, and the patina on the chairs is the crowning touch! Thanks for sharing! Posted: 11:13 am on January 5th
SnowmanHill writes: Great idea! I knew you would not disappoint us in 2010, and here you are with an AWESOME table, love it!

dana Posted: 10:58 am on January 5th
shabbychick writes: Jim - your table is amazing!! Very industrial, cool - and love the patina!!

Like Marie said...we do consider you the "Junkmaster" and really look forward to your projects!

And...just wondering what's for dinner... :)

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 10:34 am on January 5th
OLDcrowAntiques writes: Fantastic re-purpose !
Posted: 10:08 am on January 5th
alicemom writes: Oh MY! Jim I love this project the best.....the chairs just add to the swellness!!! Love the color!
smiles, alice Posted: 10:05 am on January 5th
upyourattic writes: This is beyond cool! I bet it really looks neat when you're sitting at the table looking down...no tablecloth needed here!

Thanks for the post - I got so excited when I saw it was one of your projects...loce everything you do!

Patti Posted: 10:03 am on January 5th
monakent writes: LOVE your table!!! Everything about it screams "coolness." Unbelieveable how you can take bits and pieces and make something as magnificent as the dining room table pictured. The patina is a great addition. The "crossover" fitting adds a nice look to the piece....kind of "funky-cool." BRAVO Jim!!! gailmarie Posted: 10:00 am on January 5th
oldnews writes: This is amazing! I have such a thing for copper, and this is by far the most beautiful table I've ever seen. My house is full of copper, including my kitchen sink and I gotta tell ya, this would look mighty fine in my house! This is by far my favorite project of yours ever (well, so far!). It's just plain awesome! Also Jim, thanks so much for the kind words on my rolling cart project. It meant SO much to me - especially because it came from you! We all consider you to be the "jumkmaster"! Marie Posted: 9:57 am on January 5th
RustyDiva writes: I have copper plumbing that needs repair ~ do you hire out? :) Awesome job on the table! I love the industrial aspect of it and the chairs look like a perfect fit. As usual Jim ~ spectacular project!!

Kenda Posted: 9:32 am on January 5th
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